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Santa Cueva de Montserrat

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Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

1. Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

Take a half-day trip from Barcelona to Monserrat. See views from the mountain, visit a famous monastery, and take a walking tour. Begin your day with pickup and get read to enjoy the most exclusive views of this spectacular natural setting, the Holy Mountain. This rocky monument is known for the whimsical shapes of its peaks soaring through the sky. See a mountain at a height of 2,380 feet above sea level. Tour the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria and the Basilica, where you’ll see the Virgin of Montserrat, known as the Black Madonna. After visiting the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour to take in the stunning views from the site that was declared a national park in 1987. Next, you’ll visit the Holy Cave, where legend has it the Virgin appeared. It is now a center of pilgrimage and prayer. To conclude the tour, you can enjoy listening to the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe. You will return to Barcelona with the guide at around 2:30 PM if you take the morning tour, or at 8:30 PM if you take the afternoon tour.

Montserrat & Cava Wineries Day Trip from Barcelona w/ Pickup

2. Montserrat & Cava Wineries Day Trip from Barcelona w/ Pickup

Discover the beauty of Mount Montserrat and visit the Montserrat Monastery on this day trip in an airconditioned van from Barcelona. Head to Santa Cova and have the chance to hear the Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir. Savor wine and tapas at an ancient winery in Sant Sadurní d'Anoi.  Depart Barcelona and drive towards the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range for a morning visit to the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, world-renowned for its shrine to the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as the "Black Madonna." Marvel at the monastery and its surrounding scenery on a curious-shaped rock that rises 2,380 feet above sea level. Enter the monastery to see its Romanesque icon of the "Black Madonna" which is thought to date back to the 12th century. Get unparalleled views of the magical landscape, declared a national park in 1987. Head to the Santa Cova ("Holy Grotto") where, according to legend, the virgin appeared before some shepherd children in a vision.  Benefit from the chance to hear the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat (Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir ), one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe (subject to seasonal availability). Head to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia in the heart of Catalonia's cava wine producing region and visit a premium cava winery, where the tradition of making sparkling wines date back almost 5 centuries. Visit the cellar and descend to the dungeons where the wine is stored for several years. Learn about wine production and vineyard maintenance. Taste 3 varieties of local wines and cavas paired with traditional cheeses and cold meats. Gaze out at views of the Catalan countryside with Mount Montserrat in the background. Hear about the process of producing cava at a family business that first produced it according to traditional methods in 1872, and by using grapes from the Penedès region. Return to your meeting point in Barcelona at the conclusion of your tour. 

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What people are saying about Santa Cueva de Montserrat

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 349 reviews

Our Guide Eduard picked us up at our apartment in Barcelona at 8:30am. We arrived at Montserrat about one hour later. He gave us good advice to wear jackets as it was cold and windy. We really liked how he explained the history of the Monastery mixed in with current events. The highlights were visiting the Black Madonna, taking a lot of scenic pictures and having more than one hour of free time to sample farm raised cheeses and other natural foods. I would highly recommend this to anyone that enjoys beautiful surrounding and learning about the history of the monastery.

A very pleasant excursion up to the beautiful mountains, nice weather, interesting Monastery and an extraordinary collection of paintings of famous artists in the museum. Luis is a very caring, friendly guide with a lot of sense of humor, and a big amount of knowledge on his object. He also showed patience (as well as the other people in the group) with my two teenagers sons, who overslept a little bit and we all had to wait thankfully only a few minutes for them. Lots of thanks and gratitude!

Guide Ursula was very friendly and informative. Montserrat monastery is a must-visit, and the cava tour and tasting at Llopart was really good.

Such a fascinating site with stunning vistas! The tour was just the right length of time, and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

It was great ,Alex was wonderful guide and i recommend it to everyone